Dimenson gets sequel mania: 'Scream IV,' 'Spy Kids IV,' 'Halloween III' in 2010 slate
While The Weinstein Company is hoping to continue it's 2009 comeback that began with "Inglourious Basterds" in August with the upcoming flicks "The Road," "Nine" and "A Single Man," sister division Dimension Films, run by Harvey's brother Bob Weinstein, is pitching it's sequel-laden slate for 2010. Speaking to Variety, Weinstein revealed the following developments:
"Scream IV" - Production will begin this spring as the first part of a new trilogy and Dimension hopes Wes Craven will return to direct. Original stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette are confirmed to return.
"Spy Kids IV" - Robert Rodriguez is writing the latest installment which like the third film will be in 3D. Walt Disney Studios will be a production partner on the film and filming will begin in March 2010. It's still not clear whether all grown up Daryl Sabara (now 17) and Alexa Vega (now 21) will return to play the "kids" in question.
"Halloween III" - After "Halloween II" got hammered by "The Final Destination" mostly because the former was in 3D, the third installment of the Michael Myers franchise reboot will be in 3D as well. It was previously announced that Rob Zombie will be departing the director's chair and a new helmer will be brought on board.
Additionally, Weinstein revealed plans to remake the cult classic "Children of the Corn," and to shoot sequels for "Hellraisers" and "Scanners" in 3D. New incarnations of "Short Circuit" and "American Werewolf in London" are also in the works.
In regards to rumors of financial troubles for the Weinstein's cinematic efforts, Weinstein told the trade, "there is no question that financing is readily available to produce and market these films."
That may be the case, but many in Hollywood would hedge their bets that more than a few will get off the ground.
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